Angels of Anarchy Lecture: Women in Plural: Czech Surrealism's Women Artists

Francesca Woodman, On being an Angel, detail
Francesca Woodman, On being an Angel, detail
Thursday 17 December 2009
2.00pm - 3.30pm
FREE

Join us for this series of lectures on surrealism by experts from across the UK.

With Dr Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Senior Lecturer Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts

Woman in the Plural: Czech Surrealism's Women Artists

Czech Surrealism is one of the most distinctive and intriguing of the movement's international incarnations. This lecture will highlight the key contribution of three women: the painter Toyen (a founder member from the 1930s and major figure of Surrealism in postwar Paris), photographer Emila Medkova (working during the group's clandestine existence after the war), and the contemporary painter and writer Eva Svankmajerova (until her recent death a cornerstone of today's thriving Surrealist activity in Prague). Spanning over seventy years of often turbulent existence for Czech Surrealism, themes of dream, the city, the body and women's identity weave across three bodies of work.

Free but places are limited. To book:

Tel: 0161 2358888
Email: magevents@manchester.gov.uk

Visit the Angels of Anarchy website for further information about the exhibition

The Angels of Anarchy Lecture Series is supported by MIRIAD

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